Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore


Application and Requirements

Candidates holding a non-italian degree should apply here

Admission is open to candidates:

  • who hold an Italian four-year degree (diploma di laurea) or a  Master of Science (diploma di laurea specialistica);
  • who hold post-graduate degree or any foreign academic qualification previously recognised as equivalent by the academic authorities, or recognised in accordance with inter-university agreements of co-operation and mobility;
  • who by the date of the application deadline, have not yet been granted a degree, or a foreign academic qualification. In this case, the candidate will be requested to submit the diploma di laurea or the foreign academic qualification by the beginning of the Master course.


Applicants are required to upload the following documents on the admission portal:

  • CV/résumé
  • Copy of a certified transcript of grades (translated in English or in Italian)
  • Passport-size photo
  • Copy of an identification document
  • Reference letter 
  • English Certificate Proficiency such as: Anglia Examination England, Bulats, Business English Certificate, Certificate Advance in English, Certificate Proficiency in English, First Certificate in English, IELTS, ISE (I-II-III-IV), PTE Academic, PTE General, Preliminary English Test, TOEFL IBT, TOEIC Listening and Reading, TOEIC Speaking and Writing
  • Research statement (max. 15.000 characters) in which the candidate outlines her/his research interests, and provides any other useful information – not compulsory

Deadline for Application: September 16th 2024


The selection process for admission to the Master is based on the materials received.
Candidates will be evaluated according to their curriculum and academic qualifications.

The result of the selection process will be published by mid October 2024.

Maximum number of participants is 20.
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore reserves the right to cancel the master's course should it not recruit a viable number of students.


Admitted students will be notified via email and in the admission portal. The enrollment must be completed within 5 working days from the receipt of notice, uploading in admission portal, the payment of first installment and the documents required in admission notice.

Students preparing for a degree or who have a foreign university degree are required to pre-enroll through the admission portal.

Once the university degree or the Declaration of Value / Diploma supplement * will be evaluated as adequate, applicants can proceed with the matriculation.

* Students with a foreign university degree must request the Declaration of Value to the consular offices of the country where the title has been awarded. If the degree was awarded in a EU university, applicants can request the Diploma Supplement released by the university of origin


The tuition fee is 10.000 € to be paid as follows:

  • 1st instalment (entrance fee): 3.000 € 
  • 2nd instalment:3.000 € by 31/12/2024
  • 3rd instalment: 2.000 € by 28/04/2025
  • 4th instalment: 2.000 € by 28/07/2025


Refund policy

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore  guarantees a refund on deposit and first installment in case:

  • the Italian Embassy/Consulate rejects your visa application
  • in case the master does not start for insufficient enrollments.